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Climate Change

Climate change is already shaping what the future will look like and plunging the world into crisis. Cities are adapting to more frequent and intense extreme weather events, like superstorms and heatwaves. People are already battling more destructive wildfires, salvaging flooded homes, or migrating to escape sea level rise. Policies and economies are also changing as world leaders and businesses try to cut down global greenhouse gas emissions. How energy is produced is shifting, too — from fossil fuels to carbon-free renewable alternatives like solar and wind power. New technologies, from next-generation nuclear energy to devices that capture carbon from the atmosphere, are in development as potential solutions. The Verge is following it all as the world reckons with the climate crisis.

Facebook’s new commitments on climate misinformation miss the point, activists say

These climate stars are among the world’s most ‘influential’ people

Don’t count on resurrected woolly mammoths to combat climate change

Google sets new water goals as droughts worsen

How the largest direct air capture plant will suck CO2 out of the atmosphere

It’s an important test run for the new technology

Jeff Bezos’ Earth Fund pledges $150 million to climate justice groups

Activists push to delay most high-profile climate summit since Paris agreement

Floods, fires, and extreme heat: disaster pile-ups are the new norm

What losing Paradise tells us about today’s blazes

New Orleans needs a better backup plan for blackouts

Shape-shifting storms like Ida are cities’ worst nightmare

Electric robotaxis may not be the climate solution we were led to believe

Go read the harrowing story of the world’s first CO2 pipeline explosion

Rising electricity demand is keeping coal alive

FAA grants could clean up airport emissions

Climate change made Europe’s summer floods worse